With reports indicating that former captain Daniel Alfredsson is back in town skating at the Sensplex, it was a good time for Jason Spezza to make a radio appearance.
SPEZ FOR CAPTAIN IN 2013/14 WHOOO!
Fortunately, with the emerging popularity of bloggers transcribing radio interviews, it means one thing: Spezza speaks, Lund translates and I can pillage most of the content while adding in my own commentary.
If you want to listen to the interview itself, you can check do so here, or stream at the bottom of the post.
As always, my thoughts in bold.
On Alfie's departure...
“Alfie called me the day before free agency and we talked, we had a good talk. I was really surprised — I think as anybody was — to hear that he was going to move on. I respect his decision as a player and I think he wants to have a chance to win and he wanted to go somewhere else and kind of see what was out there. I really respected him calling me and explaining his reasoning and I wish him nothing but the best. There will be no ill will held towards Alfie. He's taught me a lot and he's done great things for our team and the community but we'll move on and I think we have a real good club too.”
With these popcorn answers, Spezza could find a second career as a politician. Fluff up the exiting vet? Check. Acknowledge and respect the vet’s rationale? Check. Prop up your own team because you’re not going to say anything otherwise, even if it weren’t true? Check.no comments